Saturday, November 20, 2010

Book Review: Hatteras Girl

image Hatteras Girl written by Alice Wisler

Book Description (from amazon):

There are two things twenty-nine-year-old Jackie Donovan asks God for: an honest, wonderful man to marry, and to own a bed-and-breakfast in the Outer Banks region. In the meantime, Jackie works for Lighthouse Views magazine, writing articles about other local business owners, and intrepidly goes on the blind dates set up by her well-meaning but oh-so-clueless relatives. There's one specific property Jackie dreams of purchasing: the Bailey Place, a fabulous old home where Jackie spent many happy childhood afternoons, a place that has now fallen into disrepair because of its outrageous price tag. When Jackie meets handsome Davis Erickson, who holds the key to the Bailey Place, Jackie is sure God has answered both her prayers. But as Jackie learns some disturbing details about Davis's past, she begins to question her own motivation. Will she risk her long-held dreams to find out the truth?

Book Review:

This book is written in the first-person present tense, which is not a style of writing that I enjoy reading at all. I have yet to read a book written in this style that I have enjoyed. While the story-line was good, and the characters easy to like, I struggled to get through the book.

The storyline started pretty slow, but picked up slightly as you got through it. I found the slow place and numerous characters involved in the story line a little hard to follow. Not the easiest read.

On a positive note, it was a clean-cut love story, with solid main characters. It’s nice to know those are out there, and the more options we have the better, right?

Disclosure: I was given a complementary copy of this book from Bethany House for the purpose of reviewing it. The opinions expressed are my own.

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